A Dummy’s Guide to Architecture for Ecologists

Don’t know the different between a gambrel and a gablet, a purlin from a rafter, King post from a Queen post, or a truss from a strut? Neither did I! However, an understanding of architectural terms is essential when interpreting … Read More

New IEEM Guidelines for Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

IEEM (the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management) released its Guidelines for Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (GPEA) in July 2012 as part of its Technical Guidance Series. The Guidance sets out the best practice procedures for undertaking preliminary ecological surveys and appraisals. … Read More

Windfarms and Wading Birds

A study of the impacts of wind farms on upland waders suggests the greatest impact of wind farms are during construction rather than their operation. The paper by Pearce-Higgins, Stephen, Douse & Langston published in the Journal of Ecology studied … Read More